Social Work Minor

The Social Work minor consists of nine courses (21-22 credit hours) and creates eligibility for reduced credit entry into the Andrews University MSW program. However, acceptance into the MSW program is NOT guaranteed by completing the minor.  Students MUST complete all 21-22 credit hours to become eligible for this reduced credit entry.

Course Acronym & Title      # Credits
SOWK 100 - Introduction to Social Work     3
SOWK 315 - Values, Ethics and Diversity      2 (SOWK elective may be substituted)
SOWK 320 - Introduction to Counseling Skills    3
SOWK 325 - Social Welfare Institutions and Services   3 (SOWK elective may be substituted)
SOWK 331 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I   2
SOWK 332 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II  2
SOWK 350 - Social Policy      3
SOWK 461 - Social Work Research I      2 (*)
SOWK 462 - Social Work Research II      2

(*) Students who take a research course(s) that are equivalent to, or more advanced than, the social work research sequence may substitute social work electives in place of these credits.
Total Credits:  21-22
Minors in social work and human services are NOT accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.  In addition, a minor in Social Work does NOT qualify the student as:
• a professional social worker;
• a member of the professional social work organization;
• eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan or other state license;
• eligible for full Advanced Standing in a graduate school of social work; or,
• Social Work practice in an employment situation.
Students who are accepted into the MSW degree program at Andrews University are eligible to reduce their Master's degree requirements by ten credits.  All courses eligible for course load reduction must have a grade of B- or better or must be retaken at either the Bachelor's or Master's degree level.
SOWK 100 must be completed before taking SOWK320 and SOWK350. SOWK331 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK 332.  SOWK 461 must be completed before proceeding to SOWK462.
Social Work practice courses (SOWK401; SOWK402), Field Placement courses (SOWK420; SOWK435), and Professional Seminar classes (SOWK489) are not available to minors.